Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain done by Autum Frailey

The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel.  Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi.  She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother.  When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do.  She must become a Hound of Heaven.  Desparate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot - a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero.  But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble.  Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities - not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.  Readers, raveous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.


You know I didnt really get into this book like I did the first until the last half of the book. Its still a good book dont get me wrong but I had to make myself keep reading for a while. I did like how the book ended up. The sacrifice that Daniel made for Grace was amazing and was definitly a surprise when I realized what had happened. I will definitly be getting the next book though because I want to find out what happens next. I just hope that it doesnt start out as slow as this one did.
4/5 Stars

Review: Once In A Full Moon by Ellen Schrieber done by Autum Frailey

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.


Ok I know a lot of people really did not like this book but I really enjoyed it. Yeah there was a couple things that could have been added but maybe it is that way on purpose. There is obviously going to be a second and possibly third book in this series and who know maybe Ellen will be doing more in the next ones to make it easier to understand for some people. I thought it was a good story. I like the way she desirbed Legends Run. The whole East Side and West Side thing defintily makes sense to me. I grew up in a town in South Dakota that fits this description almost spot on. They had two different middle school and elementary schools. Only in my hometown it was North Side versus the South Side and then all of us meet in high school and it still is segregated. Hell we even have 2 colleges that are completely separated like middle school. I like the way she plays this and I thought it turned out amazing. I loved the characters, Celeste and Brandon and I know where Brandon is coming from since he lives on the wrong side of the tracks. I will definitly be picking up the second book whenever it comes out cause I cant wait to find out what happens next. I just hope that other people out there can also see the potential in this series like I can.

3.5/5 Stars

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Review: Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves done by Tianna Scott

 Love can be a dangerous thing….

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna’s tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she’s far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.


One day, I took a random trip to the bookstore on my lunch break. I had no idea what I planned to buy... just that i had some extra money and wanted to spend it on books. I asked the young lady what she recommended and she started raving about this book. Whats the point of this completely random bit of information you may ask? Well, never before had i bought a book solely on someone elses experience, but she seemed so excited about it... Said she loved it so much and it was the most original book she had read in ages. so obviously i bought it. Dia Reeves' debut novel was nothing like i had ever read before. Set in Portero, Texas, Reeves tells a story of monsters, insanity, and a girl searching for love.

As with her second book 'Slice of Cherry', There were parts in this book that made my stomach turn but I have never enjoyed another book as i enjoyed this one. I never knew what was happening next and even with all her obvious issues, Hanna (the main character) held my attention and kept me rooting for her until the very end. Shes an amazing character... so genuine and just... packed full of awesomeness. lol!

I recommend this book because theres nothing else (so far that ive read) out there like it! This book kept me up for 48 hours straight and I enjoyed it so much that i reread it within a few weeks. Infact... *chuckles*... Im going to reread it tonight.

 Happy reading guys!!!

5/5 Stars

Review: Slice Of Cherry by Dia Reeves done by Tianna Scott

Happiness is a bloody knife.

Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.

It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….


Ok! There are a variety of reasons why i absolutely LOVE this book! Dia Reeves is an amazing author, her books are SO original and... weird that either you'll love them or go screaming into the night. Theres plenty of blood and gore alll wrapped up in sisterly love and a coming of age story you'll never forget.

I recommend this book to EVERYONE and am positive you will not be disappointed.

Now... I wont reveal any spoilers but theres one scene i MUST talk about. Theres a weird, bloody mad hatter type scene that is most definately NOT for the squimish! LOL! you've been warned! Also! If you've read her debut novel "Bleeding Violet' (another of my favorite books) you'll be pleasantly surprised with a return of someone... well frankly someone completely insane!

Go check out the book at the library, or hit up Amazon or Borders... This is one purchase you wont regret!!

5/5 Stars

Saturday, February 5, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme run by The Story Siren which explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox or doorstep or directly into our hot little hands


  • Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • Once In A Full Moon by Ellen Schrieber
  • Don't Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • My Soul To Steal by Rachel Vincent
  • Insight by Jamie Magee
  • The Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
  • Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

  • Last Dance by Linda Joy Singleton
  • Witch Ball by Linda Joy Singleton
  • Sword Play by Linda Joy Singleton
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
  • The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
  • The Girls of Galstanberry by Galen S. Wolf (signed and personalized)
Sent For Review:
  • Sunrise At Sunset by Jaz Primo (signed and personalized)